Golden Retriever Dog Grooming Instruction

A Golden Retriever Dog Grooming instruction guide including useful tips on how to groom the hair and coat, trimming nails and bathing instructions for Golden Retriever puppies and dogs.

Golden Retriever Dog Grooming Instruction

Grooming Golden Retriever Puppies and Dogs just needs time, care and patience. The level of grooming and time spent on grooming will depend on the breed and size of the dog. The following chart provides a brief overview of the grooming requirements of a Golden Retriever puppy or dog:

  • Golden Retriever Length of Coat: The length of coat on a Golden Retriever is medium and will therefore require regular grooming
  • Type of Coat: The type of coat for this breed is generally described as smooth
  • Time: Grooming a Golden Retriever will require around 20 minutes
  • Frequency of Grooming: One to two times per week

Grooming requirements for Golden Retriever Puppies and Dogs
 

Golden Retriever Grooming Requirements

Coat / HairGroom your puppy or dog's coat once or twice weekly and increase to daily grooming during shedding periods
Nails / PawsRemove dirt from paws each day. Check nail length on a weekly basis
TeethCheck teeth weekly for signs of dirt or plaque, brush when necessary
BathingThis breed only requires bathing when necessary i.e. when dirty or smelly
SheddingThe Golden Retriever is an average, seasonal shedder
EyesCheck daily, remove dirt from corner of eyes gently if there's a build up
EarsCheck ears for blockages weekly, look for signs of redness or lumps

Dog Grooming Instruction - Dog Grooming Tools
 

Golden Retriever Dog Grooming Tools - Checklist

The following dog grooming tools, products & equipment are readily available. Choose the grooming tools from this checklist that you believe are suitable for your Golden Retriever.

Bristle BrushBristle CombGrooming Rake
Grooming ScissorsThinning ShearsGrooming Blades
Hair ClippersDog ShampooIndoor / Outdoor Shower
Slicker BrushesShedding CombNail Trimmers
Dog Creams / LotionsGrooming DryersGrooming Tables

Golden Retriever Dog Grooming Tools - Checklist

Golden Retriever Dog Grooming Instruction - Brushing Hair and Coat
Most dog's hair and coats need some attention. The Golden Retriever dog grooming instruction for caring for your dog's hair or coat is as follows:

  • The Golden Retriever has a smooth double coat. The outer coat is water resistant and dense, it can be either straight or wavy. This breed's coat is beautiful and ranges in lovely rich golden shades of color. The coat sheds seasonally and during these times, it should be groomed daily to reduce the amount of dead or loose hairs. However, during normal times, when your dog or puppy isn't shedding excessively, grooming once to twice weekly should be sufficient to keep the coat in good health and appearance.

  • Brush through the coat with a soft to medium bristle brush with long bristles
  • Go over the coat with a slicker brush which will help to remove any stubborn tangles

Golden Retriever Dog Grooming Instruction - Bathing your Dog
Bathing your dog is very important for its health and hygiene. During bathing check your dog for lumps, bumps, parasites, fleas and skin irritations or allergies. Golden Retriever Bathing instruction is as follows:

  • Wash your dog or puppy when they are dirty or smell!
  • Gather bathing equipment and place bathing tools and shampoo near to bathing area
  • Place a mat and towel next to bath
  • Check the water temperature of the bath - ensure that a minimal amount of water is used
  • Gradually place the dog in the bath - be aware that this may frighten your pet
  • Gently shampoo your pet - be careful of delicate areas such as eyes and ears
  • Rinse shampoo and towel dry. Then brush the hair

Golden Retriever Dog Grooming Instruction - Trimming Nails
Some dogs do not need their nails trimmed as they are kept short by general activities. However, should your dog's nails become long then they should be trimmed. It is important to know exactly what you are doing, as cutting too deep into your Golden Retriever dog's nails can cause damage and pain. Written instruction is not enough as the risk of hurting your Golden Retriever is too high.

  • Your vet can help initially by demonstrating how to trim your dog's nails and supervise your first attempt
  • Spend some time touching your dog's paws and gently squeezing the area around the nails in order to familiarize them with this sensation
  • Seek advice from your vet about the most appropriate nail clippers for your pet

Tips for Training Golden Retriever Puppies and Dogs

Our Golden Retriever Dog Grooming instruction guide includes helpful tips and instructions on how to groom the hair and coat, trimming nails and bathing instructions for Golden Retriever puppies and dogs.

  • Fast Facts and info with this Golden Retriever Dog Grooming instruction guide
  • Brushing and combing hair and coat
  • Trimming and Cutting Nails
  • Grooming Tools, Products and Equipment
  • Instructions for grooming Golden Retriever puppies and dogs

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